My name is Vanessa and my partner is Marcel. We have decided to take a break from the routine of full-time employment, to have a new and exciting adventure which involves travelling around New Zealand to enjoy new experiences. Currently we spend our summer looking after the accommodation for a ski club lodge in Queenstown, and outside of this we would like to house sit and get to see new parts of the country. Vanessa grew up in Mount Maunganui and Tauranga but has lived in Otago for the last 14 years. Marcel has lived in Otago all his life. We both love dogs and cats and have had our own pets in the past. However, because of our new lifestyle, we cannot have pets at this stage and we miss having pets around us. Marcel has until recently had Labradors and a couple of cats. Vanessa has recently had both cats and dogs, Chocolate and Vanilla the cats. And Chico was a very much loved Tibetan Spaniel.
Vanessa has studied the first year of Vet Nursing at Otago Polytech and gained a Certificate in Animal Care. We both love the outdoors hiking in summer and skiing in winter. We have a self contained caravan which we take with us and live in, between house sits. We own our own property so we are mindful that you expect us to look after your property and pets as if they were our own.